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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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July 25, 2014 Researchers tackle link between climate change and public health

Source: The Guardian

Climate change may threaten Australians’ livelihoods, affect the viability of communities and put pressure on social stability, the co-chairman of a thinktank hoping to influence public health responses has warned. Emeritus...

July 25, 2014 Cities, businesses, working to manage climate risk

Source: Reuters

The world is nearly five times more disaster prone than it was four decades ago due to climate change, according to the latest study from the World Meteorological Association. In cities, where the United Nations says climate...

July 25, 2014 WTO Rules against the US Imposing Duties on Chinese Solar Panels

Shanghai Metals Market - SHANGHAI, Jul. 25 (SMM) â îWorld Trade Organizationî judges said recently that the US broke the global trade rules by imposing anti-subsidy duties on Chinese solar panels, nbd.com...

Research & Insights

July 21, 2014 Americans Say Business Background Is Best for Governing

Source: Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four in five Americans (81%) say the U.S. would be better governed if more people with business and management experience were in political office. Meanwhile, 63% say the country would be better governed with...

July 3, 2014 Obama: more reforms needed to wring risk from banks - report

Source: Reuters

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he wants additional financial reforms to make sure banks are not tempted to make risky bets that can pay off handsomely for a few if they succeed but can cause widely felt disruptions if...

June 30, 2014 Signs of improvement in air quality

Source: Science Reporter

Data from the NASA satellite Aura has shown that the nitrogen oxide levels has decreased by 32% in New York and 42% in Atlanta in the past 10 years.

Commentary & Opinion

July 24, 2014 Market Structure Map - Take and Make

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

What if exchanges stopped paying fast traders to set prices? Oh, you didn’t know? Read on. Off Salt Island in the British Virgins is the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a steamer that sank in an 1867 hurricane. Even if you’re a...[more]

July 17, 2014 Carbon Controls are New, But Industry Scare Tactics Aren't (Op-Ed)

Live Science - Elliott Negin is the director of news and commentary at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS). UCS is a member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, which includes nearly 400...

July 14, 2014 This Billionaire Gets It! - text/video

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Billionaire Nick Hanauer makes more sense in a 5-minute TED Talk video—which, BTW, was apparently temporarily banned by TED Talk execs—than any supply-side economist has in decades (see video below). Hanauer earned his money the...[more]


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